Leonard West, 97, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., and formerly of Emo, Ont., passed away at his residence Monday, Oct. 28, 2002.
He was born Oct. 3, 1905 in Kennedy, Sask. to the late Arthur and Annie West. In 1907, Leonard moved to Emo, where he resided until moving to Nestor Falls, Ont. in 1940.
On Dec. 4, 1954, he was united in marriage to Ada Stone.
Leonard worked as a carpenter building cabins on the lakes in the Rainy River District for many years. His wife, Ada, predeceased him on Aug. 19, 1989, and in 1992, he moved to Emo.
He was a former member of the Orange Lodge in Emo in prior years. Leonard loved fishing and hunting in earlier years, and gardening in his later years. While living in Emo, he attended the Calvary Baptist Church.
He was predeceased by one granddaughter, Denise; step-son, Delbert Stone; son-in-law, Clarence Wallen; two brothers, Hughie and Manson West; and two sisters, Eleonor Stone and Sylvia Olsen.
Leonard is survived by two step-daughters, Ruby Wallen of International Falls, Mn., and Marian and husband, Rick Sinclair, of Thunder Bay, Ont.; one step-son, Melvin Stone and wife, Marie, of Thunder Bay, Ont.; one daughter-in-law, Bessie (Lucy) Stone of Kenora, Ont.; seven grandchildren, Gary, Debbie, Roxanne, Kevin, Caroline, Kerry, and Kandi; 15 great-grandchildren, Dan, Chris, Jeff, Alexis, Tahsha, Kevin Jr., Sterling, Jordan, Ashlyn, Camille, Nicole, Jeff, Lisa, Greg, and Lindsay; one great-great-grandson, Liam; three sisters, Clare Corrigan of Emo, Ont., Edna Alexander of Fort Frances, Ont., and Gertrude MacMillan of Emo, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002 at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Emo. Pastor Andrew Hall will officiate, with interment in Norman Cottam Memorial Garden Cemetery in Nestor Falls.
Friends may visit at Calvary Baptist Church in Emo from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday morning.
The pallbearers will be Alfred Olsen, Paul Olsen, Wayne Barker, Kenneth Barker, David Bell, and Ted Corrigan.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.